Growing up in Montreal, I have lived and worked in both English and French. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree (Honors B.A., 1981) in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, and my doctorate (Ph.D., 1992) in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, with research in neuroscience.
My clinical training was completed at the Allen Memorial Institute and the Montreal General Hospital, where I conducted psychological assessments and outpatient psychotherapy. I subsequently worked as a Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor at the Centre local des services communautaires (CLSC) Lac St. Louis, within a multidisciplinary treatment program for individuals with mental health difficulties. During this time, I also completed a two-year post-graduate training program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Jewish General Hospital, and worked in independent practice as well.
After moving to Toronto in 1994, I was a Psychologist at St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital and LifeMark Health, where I worked with patients who had sustained significant physical trauma following a workplace or motor vehicle accident including serious burns, amputations and brain injuries. I also maintained a private practice during this time.
Since 2002, I have been working primarily in private practice conducting psychotherapy with individuals and couples in both English and French for a wide range of concerns. At the same time, I continue to provide assessments and treatment for individuals involved in traumatic accidents, including Independent Psychological Evaluations for lawyers and insurers, as well as disability assessments.
I also completed an advanced psychoanalytic training program at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP) in 2014, which includes four years of theoretical and clinical training. I continue to be involved with the TICP, assisting with the development of ongoing professional education.